My friend Molly says her ideal Saturday involves staying in bed: reading, drinking coffee, and lounging as long as she damn well pleases. I love Molly but my ideal Saturday is WAY different!
We had a great weekend in PA, partly because we can actually bathe here (bathroom construction in NYC...suffice it to say it's been 2 weeks since we've had a shower there). But mostly this weekend was wonderful because I tinkered in the kitchen almost constantly. I've been trying to empty the freezer over the past few weeks, getting ready for all the great spring vegetables that will start coming in soon (please let it be soon!).
This weekend I canned 4 quarts of chicken stock and 4 quarts of meat stock. Can you tell which is which?
I almost used up the last of my apples in 8 pints of spicy apple/chipotle chutney.
And finally, I bottled two batches of wine (beet and linden flower) and racked five other gallons into fresh jugs, moving them along on their journey to drink-ability.
As we head back into NYC (and what I hope will be our final week of bathing in the kitchen sink) I think fondly on my weekend in the kitchen.